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Gardening for Kids Ladybird Lodge

Ladybird Lodge


This beautifully crafted Ladybird Lodge provides a safe and snug home for beneficial insects. By encouraging natural predators into your garden, you can avoid using garden chemicals, and be kinder to the natural world.

The hinged lid opens to allow you to add your own materials to your Ladybird Lodge, such as rose cuttings, twigs, bark and straw to enhance the sheltered environment inside. Your garden helpers can even be viewed through the perspex side window.

The Ladybird Lodge is made from environmentally sustainable FSC certified timber. The lower chamber features cosy bamboo tubes for overwintering ladybirds, lacewings and invertebrates. Additionally the wooden front ledge features drilled holes for nesting solitary bees: another great friend of the gardener.

The Ladybird Lodge is also designed to accept live ladybirds which are available to order online from specialist suppliers. These introduced ladybirds will then venture out to eat garden pests such as aphids or greenfly, scale insects and mites.

For best results, position your Ladybird Lodge near a natural food source, such as those pesky aphids.

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